Gladys Rice, 92, of Pittsburg, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at her home.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Dr. James Crowson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
Gladys was born on April 22, 1925, in Kiowa, to Richard and Callie (Greemore) Rush. She married Warren Rice on March 13, 1945, in McAlester.
She was a food service worker for St. Mary's Hospital, Dow School and retired from the Pittsburg School.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her children and spouses, Jimmy and Carol Rice, of Pittsburg, George and Elaine Rice, of Pittsburg, Robert Rice, of Pittsburg, Melba and Wayne Keck, of Ada, Ronnie and Debbie Rice, of Pittsburg, and Susie Hass, of McAlester; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry "Jick" Norris, of Clayton; one sister, Lillie "Dittie" and Johnny Sullivan, of Hartshorne, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Rice; siblings, Sarah Sullivan, Connie Rush, William "Little Bill" Rush, Icep Ayers, Doyle Rush, Nancy McFadden, Jim Norris, Sam Rush and Lydia Shockley; granddaughter, Christina Rice; grandson, Gabriel Marshall; great-granddaughter, Casey Brannon, and great-grandsons, Seven Kinney, Matthew Rice and Hank Brown.
Active pallbearers will be Joe Sullivan, Jim Sullivan, Joe Ryan, Jim Ryan, Hank Thomason and Hal Thomason.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Christman, Ricky Christman and her grandsons, James Rice, Cowboy George Rice II, Jace Rice, Clayton Rice, Rodney Rice, Joshua Hass, Randy Hass and Elijah Hass.
Published on June 13, 2017